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Aching from my teeth to my knee

Saturday, September 19, 2009

I feel like I'm falling apart! My braces hurt. My stitches hurt. My knee is sore. Ugh.
Yesterday was my first chiropractor appointment. He did this crazy "Grastin technique" on my right leg. OOOOWWWWWWWWW. It was the most painful thing ever!!! He told me he has a lot of success using that technique with people whose IT band is giving them problems. We'll see!
I think the kiddos are finally catching up with me. My throat hurts a bit, my nose is stuffy, and last night I slept from 7-10 on the couch and then went to bed at midnightish and slept until a little after 8:00. Bleh. Today is going to be a couch day with some laundry and dishes thrown in so I don't feel totally lazy.
It's breakfast time. I seriously need some coffee this morning. I love to sit around and be lazy in the morning and drink my coffee. Ahh.
Happy Saturday!

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RASCALSMOMMA 9/19/2009 12:23PM

    Tell the Chiro that if he does another Grastin technique on you; youll do a technique on him; some call it the heimlich manover (not a typo!) My Chiro tried that on me and I could NOT deal! so he is MUCH gentler. I am spastic and very hypersenstive. forgive the ignorance but what is an IT band. is it like a gastric band that some people have for surgical weight loss?? Laurie

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CELEST 9/19/2009 10:18AM

    Yuck, being sicks not great. Hope you eat some fruit and veggies and feel better real soon.

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Just some thoughts

Thursday, September 17, 2009

- I think exercise really makes me not so tired. I haven't been to the gym since last Wednesday and I am exhausted. Once these damn stitches come out I will go crazy at the gym!
- Today was my first full day of having my braces in. Since I can't eat with them in, I couldn't come home and shove a piece (or two) of bread in my mouth for no reason other than that the bread was there. This will be very good for me.
- I am getting good at just doing what I need to do instead of writing everything on a list. Have to write a paper? I just write it. Have to clean up the kitchen? Just do it while I'm thinking of it. It's actually kind of rewarding not to have to be tied to a list for everything. And I LOVE my lists!
- Chiropractor appointment tomorrow. Hoping for some adjustment and/or massage that allows me to start running again soon. I miss running!!!
- Bought a new fall trench coat in a size S. Love it. It wasn't cheap, but it will be around for a long time. Goes with just about everything.

I am exhausted. Guess I'll enjoy my couch time now. I am allowing myself this time off from the gym (but not from tracking food) because I want to heal properly and completely. Next Tuesday is when I am getting my butt back in gear with my workout routine. It's only 4 days away! Wahoo! Never in my whole life did I think I'd actually be excited about getting back to workouts.
Happy Almost Friday!

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KATZABELLAMAMA 9/17/2009 11:24PM

    Oh i remember my days with braces. I think I could only eat a liquid diet when ever i got them tightened, but sooo worth the pain.

I am energized after i workout. I'm usually doing my housework afterwards. I love that feeling.

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KAYAKID 9/17/2009 11:08PM

    Carrie, I know how you feel, I am so missing running, I have run once in 10 days - I tried to run last saturday and the hips and groin said no - so I stopped - I have a race in 9 days - I am not sure when I should try - I am going to get a sports massage next week I can't wait and will see what happens after that. I did go to the gym for the first time this yesterday and did a body Pump class and tried to be nice to the hip. I wasn't doing the lunges right and one of the instructors came up to me and said - "you are doing doing those right" I had to explain my groin was bothering me. good luck to you with chiroprator. have a good friday! yea!!!

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$4000 Appetite Suppressants

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Well not really... I got my new braces this afternoon. They're a little uncomfortable, but that means that they're working. I can't eat with them in, so there goes the eating when I'm bored. They will be in for five months, which isn't bad. The "after" picture of what my teeth will look like is great. It's mostly a vanity thing; my teeth aren't that crooked, but I figure that now is as good a time as any to get them taken care of.
These stitches in my leg are keeping me from running or doing lower body stuff. And I went to Philly on Sunday; we walked about 5-6 miles and by the end of it, my knee was on fire. I thought it was getting so much better! So I think I'm just going to rest it completely at least until next week. I'm hoping that my chiropractor will tell me a little more on Friday about what's going on. I'd at least like a timeline from a professional so I know how long I should be staying off it.
Off to do some class work.


Doctors, doctors, doctors.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

I don't know what it is about this month, but I feel like all I am doing is making and going to doctor appointments.

9/9: Stitches in
9/14: Eye doctor
9/16: Dentist to get braces
9/18: Chiropractor (I finally made an appointment)
9/21: Stitches out

This is nuts! I feel very lucky that I am able to go to the doctor when I need/want to.
Good news for today:
- my coffee finally came yesterday. No more decaf. Wahoo! (I belong to a mail order coffee club)
- I didn't get a call from the doctor about my biopsy. I think if they call within the first few days it's not good news. I'm hoping for a very thin envelope in the next couple of days.
- Getting tons of compliments on my hair. I chopped it off and I LOVE it. My eye doctor, dermatologist, parents...
- Bought a size 6 pair of jeans. Wahoo! I KNOW that the little number is just a bit arbitrary, but it sure feels good.

Tonight I think I'll try a little treadmill walking and some upper body at the gym. I can't run yet, and I'm resting my knees anyway. I am really looking forward to my appointment on Friday with the chiropractor... he's a movement/sports specialist and was highly recommended by a colleague.

Happy Tuesday!

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PINKCOCONUT 9/15/2009 2:27PM

    Sounds like me last year, what a pain! But, like you, I take into consideration how lucky I am to be able to do that. Even after my dentist appointment today......*rubs jaw*

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MRSFROSTY61 9/15/2009 10:38AM

    Happy Tuesday...hang in there with all the dr. appts.


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DSCHONDOG 9/15/2009 8:26AM

    My motto is "Nothing tastes as good as size 6 feels." I know the exhiliration of fitting into a 6 after years of a lot higher numbers. Well done, Carrie!

I'm praying that your biopsy report says, "normal cells."

Take care,

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CATSKERMIT 9/15/2009 8:12AM

    Wow size 6 jeans do they fit a Barbie doll. Well done emoticon

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While I'm waiting for the soup to finish...

Saturday, September 12, 2009

I made some soup tonight. It's potato, corn, carrots, and shrimp. I am SO excited to eat it! Sauteed some onions, carrots, corn, and potatoes. Pureed about half of it with some chicken broth. Added some shrimp to the non-pureed half. Added puree back in with some more chicken broth. Little pinch of thyme and cayenne pepper - just tasted a little smidge and it was really good. I can't wait until it is ready!!!
And there is nothing bad in it. I even managed to make it creamy without cream (pureeing the veg). Homemade soup tastes like it should be so unhealthy, but it's not! I love knowing exactly what's in my soup. Makes it very easy to keep it low-cal.
Painted my nails today instead of eating. Wahoo! Keeps me from eating and keeps me from biting my nails. It never lasts, though. They are already starting to chip from cooking, but that's ok with me. It shows that I do stuff with my hands. I kind of like that - I'm not a high-maintenance kind of girl anyway.
My eating was really good today. I wasn't hungry at all today, and I didn't eat out of boredom. That was even without the gym! If I can keep this up, I'll be right back on track.
Mmmm I think the soup is ready!

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ASHESS85 9/14/2009 11:32AM

    I love homemade soup!

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MPSWEET1 9/14/2009 11:25AM

    Sounds Great!

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MYTURN11 9/14/2009 8:14AM

    I love homemade soup and shrimp! When dinner is simmering and I want to eat, I always play my iPod and dance around the house. I like the polish the nails idea too. Whatever works is great!

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FALYNB 9/12/2009 7:35PM

    I love home made soup it tastes so good and it fills you up.

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HICKOK-HALEY 9/12/2009 7:30PM

    Good for you. Send me a batch hehe

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DSCHONDOG 9/12/2009 7:11PM


I opened a can of Progresso Light Chicken Noodle Soup. It pales in comparison, but it was so good. I didn't have a lot of energy to cook and it hit the spot paired with a half peanut butter sandwich (made from ground peanuts at the local coffee shop on one slice Pepperidge Farm 100% whole wheat bread). I knew you'd be proud!

Love these cool, crisp PA evenings giving us an early taste of fall,

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